Comments on: I Walk the Talk http://sciencebasedparenting.com/2011/07/22/i-walk-the-talk/ Sun, 09 Oct 2011 12:47:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ By: Chris http://sciencebasedparenting.com/2011/07/22/i-walk-the-talk/#comment-13736 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:21:21 +0000 http://sciencebasedparenting.com/?p=2925#comment-13736 2005 was before the Tdap was approved for adults. I only have had the Td, no pertussis element. If you are more than three years away it is perfectly okay to get a booster.

I should add he is a stickler for following the rules, it took me a couple of years to get the Tdap for my oldest since he was over eighteen. But he got it.

He also may be rationing his clinic’s supplies. He recommended that I should get the shingles vaccine, but they ran out. He told me to get one at the pharmacy. If I had not gotten one at TAM, I would have added the Tdap to the shingles vaccine I will be getting soon.

I should also add that when there was a an outbreak of measles at a local private school years ago, my doctor was more than glad to give my younger kids their second MMR. This was just as the recommendation for the second MMR age was lowered from age eleven to four years old (they were five and nine years old).

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By: Ticktock http://sciencebasedparenting.com/2011/07/22/i-walk-the-talk/#comment-13734 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 16:52:55 +0000 http://sciencebasedparenting.com/?p=2925#comment-13734 I’m not sure I understand. Why did you go against your doctor’s recommendation and get an unnecessary TDap booster? I know it’s cool to get that “hug me” sticker and everything, but damn girl — I know Elyse Anders would’ve hooked you up.

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By: Julia http://sciencebasedparenting.com/2011/07/22/i-walk-the-talk/#comment-13733 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:51:22 +0000 http://sciencebasedparenting.com/?p=2925#comment-13733 Did you tell your doctor that you wanted to get the TDap not for Tetanus but for Pertussis? According to the Mayo Clinic it is safe to get two Tetanus shots twice within 10 years and at least for me last time I had one it wasn’t combined with Diptheria or Pertussis. When my daughter was a baby I got the TDap not for tetanus but for Pertussis and the doctor didn’t think twice about two tetanus shots within ten years.

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By: Jen http://sciencebasedparenting.com/2011/07/22/i-walk-the-talk/#comment-13731 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 13:10:08 +0000 http://sciencebasedparenting.com/?p=2925#comment-13731 Yeah! and thank you. in 2009 I got my tetanus shot, That year my then kindergartener, who hadn’t finished her vaccine series, got pertussis (from exposure to another child, who due to medical reasons couldn’t get the dTap vaccine). I was very thankful no one else in the family got it. When I asked the doctor turns out I had gotten the dTap vaccine. I insisted DH get it and I need to doublecheck the rest of the kids. I think the oldest is due for a booster.

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